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Effective Strategies for Teaching Sight Words to Primary Students

The ability to recognize high-frequency sight words is one of the most important indicators of reading success for young learners. Help your students develop awesome reading skills with these tips for effectively teaching sight words to primary students. What Are Sight Words Sight words are high-frequency words, meaning that they

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My Favorite Coding Apps for Kids

Coding can seem like an unconventional way to approach learning for teachers who don’t have a ton of experience with computer sciences. And often we think about teaching coding and programming just to the older kids. But the truth is, coding is appropriate for all school-aged children. And there are

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Reading Fluency Practice for Early Readers

There are so many parts to reading instruction. It can be tricky to keep them all straight if you aren’t well-practiced. Luckily I can break this one down for you! And, of course, I have some great resources to improve fluency instruction in your classroom. Eventually we want to bring

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Teaching Your Primary Students All About Plants

It might not feel like it yet, but believe it or not, Spring is just around the corner! One of my favorite ways to usher in the new season is by teaching my students all about plants. I love teaching this non-fiction unit because there are so many fun and

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How to Celebrate Friendship in Your Primary Classroom

February brings us lots of reasons to celebrate: it’s Black History Month, Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and we’re only a month or so away from Spring! In my classroom, February is all about Friendship! On today’s blog, I want to share my favorite tips for celebrating friendship in

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How to Use Task Cards in Your Primary Classroom

Task cards are one of my favorite ways to add variety and fun to my primary classroom. One of the best features? Once you have prepared a set of task cards, you can easily reuse them with little to no prep, saving you tons of time!  What Are Task Cards?

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Digital Activities for Seamless Classroom Transitions

Classroom teachers need to have a few quick learning activities in their toolkit! Activities that take only a few minutes can help out with classroom management, and keep those little minds engaged and growing. Especially for our younger elementary-aged students, transition time can be tricky. I’ll help you use it

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Exit Tickets: An Easy Way To Check For Understanding!

Are you a fan of using exit tickets with your students? They are one of my favorite tools in my teaching repertoire! Chances are, you do something resembling an exit ticket each day in your classroom, but you may call it something else. Exit slips, entrance tickets, closure activities. No

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